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DOG ATTACKS - BLAME OR TAKE CHARGE?

Its a subject that’s been hot in the press all year. Since the tups left the ewes late in 2015, stories were emerging of in-lamb ewes being attacked by blase dog walkers up and down the country. 746 more words

Farming

LEARNING CURVE FOR LAMBING - STAGE 2

The ewes have been grazing some good clean pasture for a few weeks now are starting to finally increase their body scores to the desired levels. 560 more words

Farming

Pastoral Past Times

Why I ever agreed to give a home to a Gloucester Old Spot sow and her piglets, escapes me now. There was no pig cot or sty to receive them and they had to live in an open sided barn close to the woods – pretty much free range.  526 more words

Spring 2016

Despite last week’s snowfall and freezing temperatures, Spring has made an appearance in Rhodes!

Apple blossoms, daffodils and lambs!

Rhodes

Roast Tomato Passata (and Moussaka)

When we have tomatoes I make roast tomato passata and then freeze it. It is so easy, it is almost criminal.

Halve tomatoes and put in a roasting tin. 266 more words

Recipes

Count their legs and divide by four

Having returned home after a couple of weeks away (you can read about that trip here), it was great to have a walk in the paddocks and check out the Rock Farm.   241 more words

Around The Farm

Another week ahead

Hi – this is me, trying to rejuvenate my personal writing on rivettingkatetaylor.com because after all, I pay for domain.  The legs aren’t mine, they belong to Tania Kerr, who I wrote about in NZ Farmer this week. 190 more words

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